When will registration be open?
Registration opens January 2022 and closes March 13, 2022.
Where will the conference be held?
In-person at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL in the Norris University Center. 1999 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208.
Virtually through Zoom webinar.
What is the registration fee?
The registration fee is $75.00 USD in person and $25.00 USD virtual. In-person registration will cover Wednesday and Thursday activities and lunch. Virtual registration will provide access to live-stream webinar of the speaker talks only. Scholarships are available.
There are limited conference scholarships available to undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows who volunteer at the conference which will waive the cost of their registration fee. Contact NSF-Simons-QBio@northwestern.edu for more information about the conference scholarship.
Will any portion of the conference be closed captioned?
The invited speaker talks will be live closed captioned.
Northwestern University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for all events and programs. Accommodations such as sign language interpreters, accessible seating, and presentation materials in alternate formats are provided upon request.
Please contact NSF-Simons-QBio@northwestern.edu or 847-491-5571 by January 15, 2022.* Every reasonable effort will be made to implement accommodations in an effective and timely manner.
*Reasonable efforts will be made to provide the requested accommodations after January 15th.
What are the hotel options?
The demand for local accommodation is very high. We strongly encourage the participants to book their rooms as early as possible. The hotels closest to the venues are The Homestead Evanston and the Hilton Orrington.
Hilton Orrington 1710 Orrington Ave, Evanston, IL | 847-866-8700
Graduate Evanston 1625 Hinman Ave, Evanston, IL | 847-475-3300
Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston 1501 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL 60201 |847-491-6400
Hilton Garden Inn Chicago North Shore/Evanston 1818 Maple Ave, Evanston, IL 60201 | 847-475-6400
How do I get to the Evanston campus?
Visit this website to find driving directions and public transit options to campus www.northwestern.edu/campus-life/visiting-campus
What are taxi options from O’Hare and Midway Airports?
In addition to ride-sharing services, such as Uber or Lyft, one of the following local taxi services can bring you to campus. Call these numbers at the arrival level after you have picked up your checked-in baggage.
Northshore Cab 1-847-864-7500
303 Taxi 1-800-CALL-303
American Taxi 1-847-272-8000
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
There is no free parking on campus. We recommended you use public transportation or walk from your hotel to campus. The venues are an easy ten-minute walk from the recommended hotels and from the MTA Purple Line Foster Street station.
Should you need handicapped parking please reach out to NSF-Simons-QBio@northwestern.edu
Should you need to park on campus, please give yourself at least 10 minutes to walk from the parking garage to the venue, a map of the locations can be found here. Park in lot 211. The parking fee is $9.00.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?